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Frosted Brown Butter Banana Bars with a Graham Cracker Crust

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Brown butter gives these banana bars a deep, caramelized flavor, enhancing the toasty graham cracker crust, the soft banana bar layer, and the sweet frosting.

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For the crust:
7 ounces graham crackers (about 12 1/2 graham cracker sheets, or 3 cups store bought graham cracker crumbs)
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup brown butter (*see Tips & Tricks below)

For the bars:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
2 large eggs
2 cups dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup brown butter

For the frosting:
1/2 cup brown butter
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 to 4 tablespoons milk
Preheat oven to 375°F. Use a tablespoon of softened butter to generously grease a 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan. In the bowl of a large food processor, process graham crackers to achieve fine crumbs. Add...
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Nutritions

Calories
674

Sodium
631mg
26% DV

Fat
24g
37% DV

Protein
6g
13% DV

Carbs
108g
36% DV

Fiber
3g
15% DV

You can't beat the ease of this creamy and cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta for a 30-minute dinner that the whole family will love. Made-from-scratch skillet mac and cheese is tossed with kielbasa and tender broccoli florets so that you get an entire meal in one pan. This kid-friendly dish is perfect for busy weeknights!

2 c uncooked elbow macaroni
1 1/2 c chopped broccoli florets
1 T olive oil
13 oz smoked sausage ( such as kielbasa )
1/2 c finely diced onion
2 T butter
2 T all purpose flour
1 1/2 c half and half
8 oz sharp cheddar
4 oz smoked gouda
1/2 t dry mustard
Kosher salt and pepper
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  • Cook macaroni in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente, according to package instructions. During the final 3 minutes of cooking time, add the broccoli florets to the boiling water with...
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Nutritions

Calories
756

Sodium
738mg
30% DV

Fat
39g
61% DV

Protein
31g
62% DV

Carbs
62g
21% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV